Provincial Parks to Begin Opening This Friday

More than a million people visit Nova Scotia’s provincial beaches and parks each year, and most of them are set to open this coming Friday, May 18th.

“Nova Scotians and visitors can explore nature and spend quality time with their friends and families when they visit a provincial park,” said Natural Resources Minister Margaret Miller. “We invite everyone to enjoy camping, swimming, paddling, geocaching or other activities this season.”

Here is a list of provincial camping parks including opening dates:


Camping parks opening Friday, May 18:

Blomidon, Canning, Kings Co.

Cape Chignecto, Advocate Harbour, Cumberland Co.

Ellenwood Lake, Deerfield, Yarmouth Co.

Graves Island, East Chester, Lunenburg Co.

Porters Lake, Porters Lake, Halifax Regional Municipality

Rissers Beach, Petite Riviere, Lunenburg Co.

Thomas Raddall, Port Joli, Queens Co.


Camping park opening Friday, June 1:

Mira River, Albert Bridge, Cape Breton


Camping parks opening Friday, June 8:

Amherst Shore, Amherst Shore, Cumberland Co.

Battery, St. Peters, Richmond Co.

Boylston, Boylston, Guysborough Co.

Caribou-Munroes Island, Caribou, Pictou Co.

Dollar Lake, Wyses Corner, Halifax Regional Municipality.

Five Islands, Five Islands, Colchester Co.

Laurie, Grand Lake, Halifax Regional Municipality.

Salsman, Country Harbour, Guysborough Co.

Smileys, Brooklyn, Hants Co.

The Islands, Shelburne, Shelburne Co.

Valleyview, Bridgetown, Annapolis Co.

Whycocomagh, Whycocomagh, Inverness Co.


Camping parks had a successful 2017 season with a 13 per cent increase in bookings over the previous year. Your Liberal government is committed to continuing to grow our tourism industry to help our province thrive and create more jobs for young people in our communities.

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